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Thursday, July 17
Team RBK is headed to Disney for the 16U Nationals


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Wednesday, June 14
Blades WIN USSSA State Tournament

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2006 USSSA STATE CHAMPIONS

Friday 16th

8pm

Blades 6

vs

Jax Bomb Squad 1

Saturday 17th

1pm

Blades 8

vs

Wellington Warriors 2

Sunday 18th

10:30am

Blades 7 

vs

Mizuno Palm Beach 3

Sunday 18th

1pm

Blades 8

vs

C.F. Indians 7


Click on the picture or the headline above to go to USSSA web-site to read the article and see some video clips.

THE NOW UNDISPUTED 2006 FLORIDA STATE CHAMPIONS



Wednesday, May 24
BLADES WIN AAU State Tournament

Friday 26th

Blades 5

vs

Montverde Mavericks 4

Friday 26th

Blades 8

vs

Venice Pythons 0

Saturday 27th

Blades 17

vs

Sunshine Slammers 7 

Sunday 28th

Blades 12 

vs

Collier County Select 0 

Sunday 28th

Blades 10

vs

Tallahassee Longhorns 8 

Sunday 28th

Blades 5 

vs

T.B. Renegades 4 



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2006 AAU STATE CHAMPIONS

Wednesday, April 19
BLADES WIN SLUG-A-RAMA

Friday 21st

Blades 6 

vs

Lakeland Renegades 1

Saturday 22nd

Blades 4

vs

Collier County Select 5

Saturday 22nd

Blades 5

vs

Tampa Heat 1

Sunday 23rd

Blades 11

vs

Young Guns 2

Sunday 23rd

Blades 10

vs

TB Renegades 1




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Tuesday, April 4
BLADES WIN AAU SPRING XPLOSION TOURNAMENT

 


Satuday the 8th

Blades 8

vs

WP Diamond Dawgs 1

Saturday the 8th

Blades 13

vs

Jacksonville Dawgs 11

Sunday the 9th

Blades 3

vs

Broward Canes 1

Sunday the 9th

Blades 6

vs

Central Florida Bomb Squad 5 

Sunday the 9th

Blades 6

vs

Tampa Panthers 5



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Wednesday, March 29
Blades win AAU Clearwater Invitational

Friday 31st

7:30pm

Blades 9

vs

TB Renegades 4

Saturday 1st

3:30pm

Blades 7

vs

Sarasota Sting 2

Sunday 2nd

11:15am

Blades 10

vs

Sarasota Elite 6

Sunday 2nd

1:30pm

Blades 13 

vs

Tampa Stix 6

Sunday 2nd

3:45pm

Blades 7

vs

Bomb Squad 3





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Blades win AAU Presidents Day Tournament

Friday Feb.10th

5pm

Blades 7

vs

Florida Blaze 3

Saturday Feb.11th

Forfeit

Blades 7

vs

Sarasota Sting 0

Saturday Feb. 11th

12:30

Blades 12

vs

Montverde 3

Sunday Feb. 12th

4pm

Blades 10

vs

Young Guns 4

Sunday Feb. 12th

8pm

Blades 1 

vs

Bomb Squad 0 


The Tampa Blades win their 3rd Presidents Day Tournament in a row this week end in Clearwater. The Blades won their pool and secured the first round by and #1 seed for championship day. The semi final game was against the West Florida Young Guns with Monroe on the hill. The game stayed tight through 3 innings until the Blades unleashed their offense scoring 7 unanswered runs while Monroe worked through the Guns line up holding them to 4 runs for the day, final score Blades 10 Young Guns 4. The Championship game once again proved to be a dog fight between The Blades and the Bomb Squad. With Zach Payne (Blades) and Colin Richardson (Bomb Squad) pitching  the table was set for a pitchers dual with two of the states best 14u pitchers battling it out. The defense was outstanding as usual from both teams making at least 2 ESPN quality plays per team. Both pitchers lived up to their reputations by keeping the game scoreless until the relievers took over.With the teams tied 0-0 going into the 7th the game proved to be Paynes night as he lead of the 7th with a double to right field. With Willis pinch running for Payne all that was needed was a grounder to the right side to advance him to third followed by a sacrifice fly by Arce to bring him in to score the games only run. Great tournament Blades!


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2006 AAU Presidents Day Champions

Tuesday, February 14
Blades win IBC Winter Nationals

Sat. 2/18

9am

Blades 18

vs

S.E.Sluggers 2

Sat. 2/18

11:30am

Blades 8

vs

Heat Baseball 0

Sun. 2/19

11:30am

Blades 17

vs

Patriots 0

Sun. 2/19

5:30pm

Blades 13

vs

Traveling Eagles 2

Sun. 2/19

8:30pm

Blades 2

vs

Mizuno - Long Island 0

Mon. 2/20

11:30am

Blades 5

vs

Team IBC 4

Mon. 2/20

2pm

Blades 14

vs

Reggie Williams 8



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2006 IBC Winter Nationals Champions

Blades win East vs West Showdown

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East vs West Champions
The Blades win East vs West showdown by tight margins. I can tell you the Blades saw the best competeive 14U baseball going on this weekend with 4 tight games. The Blades came out on top showing great composure under huge distractions and pressure. The team grew this weekend showing unrelenting support for their teammates! As always the championsip game with the Bomb Squad was worth the price of admission, with quality pitching and defense from both sides  two timely hits determine the 1-0 victory for the Blades. Great weekend of baseball boys.


Blades win the IBC State Championship

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IBC STATE 2005 CHAMPIONS

Saturday Dec. 3rd

9am

Blades 18

vs

Wolfpack 0

Saturday Dec 3rd

11:30am

Blades 12

vs

Bulldogs Baseball 0

Sunday Dec. 4th

11:30am or 2pm

Blades 12

vs

Wolfpack 2

Sunday Dec. 4th

4:30pm

Blades 6

vs

Stix 3

Sunday Dec. 4th

7pm

Blades 11

 

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The Blades added yet another tournament and state title to their list of accopmlishments. The Blades swept through the IBC State Championships going 5-0 bringing the overall fall record to 45-1.

Go to the bottom of this page for a map to Norton fields.


BLADES WIN HALLOWEN BASH

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2005 Holloween Bat Bash Champions

The Blades run through the competition at the Halloween Bat Bash in Venice. The Blades out scored the other teams by a 70 to 10 Margin over 5 games. The Blades run ruled all of the games except the 10-5 victory over the Lakewood Legends in the semi finals game. Congradulations to the boys for their third straight tournament victory in this fall season.

 



 

 

 

 



Blades win another State Championship 2005 Fall Classic

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2005 Fall Classic Champions
The Blades cut through the competition this year at the Fall Classic 2005 State Championships. The Blades are now the back to back Fall classic winners for 2004 & 2005. During the six game run the Blades scored 58 runs while only giving up 6. During the elimination games the other opponents felt the fury from the Blades pitching who kept the opposition to no runs over 3 games. The starting pitchers Knapp, Blackwell and Payne were flawless as they dominated their starts and Closer Ramsay finished all three Mariano Rivera style.This tournament concludes the Blades fall season giving them 4 consecutive tournament wins and an overall record of 40-1. Incredible season boys!













Friday 18th

Blades 11

vs

Lakewood legends  2

 

 

 

 

Saturday 20th

Blades 13

vs

PC Red Sox 3

Saturday 20th

Blades 9

vs

Hitting Zone Heat 1

 

 

 

 

Sunday 20th

Quarter
 Blades 8

 

Finals
Orlando Reds 0

Sunday 20th

Semi
Blades 8

 

Finals
Tampa Panthers 0

Sunday 20th

Championship
Blades 9

 

Jax Blackwolves 0

 



BLADES WIN 2005 AAU SLUG A RAMA

The Tampa Blades continue their quest for an undefeated season by sweeping through the Slug A Rama tournament. This brings their overall record to 23 - 0.

BLADES ROCK 4th of JULY PARADE

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BLADES 4th of JULY PARADE FLOAT
The Tampa Blades steal the show at the Temple Terrace 4th of July Parade. The Pirate Ship was in full force as the 13U & 12U Blades threw candy and rubber wrist bands to a crowd of sceaming fans. The Blades were the talk of the parade as the boys showed why their # 1 on and off the field.

9/3/2005 Blades Win AAU First Pitch Tournament!!!

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2005 AAU 1st Pitch Champions

Blades take 2nd Place at AAU Clearwater Invitational

The Blades demonstrated once again why they are one of the top 13U teams in the nation. The Blades played hard baseball all weekend against great compitetion. Hats off to Zach Payne for having a three hit shut out against the Tampa Stix.



BLADES take SILVER in AAU STATE TOURNAMENT

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The extensive rain throughout the weekend of the tournament set the stage for the Blades to have the longest Sunday they have ever had. Unlike most of their opponents that day the Blades had to play all of their games in one day! This had the Blades with each win facing yet another rested opponent as they grow more weary as the day drug out. The Blades first game began at 9am that morning and the Championship game did not conclude until 1:30am the next morning. The battles were tough, but the boys played through all five games without complaint. They showed true heart all the way and then proved to be incredible sportsman as they congratulated the Predators one by one. I could not be more proud of this fine example of athletes and young gentlemen. Everyday these boys remind me why I love to coach them! The Blades now will be playing for their respective High Schools through the month of June, but the month of July we will back to the grind with our eyes set on a NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!

 



Blades finish 3rd in AAU NATIONALS

Preliminary Pool Play Saturday: Game #1 - Blades defeat Philadelphia Senators 17-0 Game #2 - Blades defeat Mooresville Racers 12-1 Sunday: Game #3 - Blades defeat Maryland Red Dogs 6-1 *** BLADES ADVANCE TO CHAMPIONSHIP POOL PLAY *** Monday: Game #1 - Blades defeat Charlotte Mega Stars 12-0 Tuesday: Game #2 - Blades defeat Carolina Mud Dawgs 7-1 Wednesday: Game #3 - Blades defeat Hendersonville Lightning 8-7 *** BLADES ADVANCE TO CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET *** Thursday: Game #1 - Blades defeat Carolina Angels 7-6 (in 8 innings) Game #2 - Blades defeat Hendersonville Lightning 8-5 *** BLADES ADVANCE TO FINAL FOUR *** Friday: Game #1 - Central Florida Indians defeat Tampa Blades 2-1 Game #2 - Tampa Blades defeat Tampa Heat 9-5 *** BLADES FINISH 3rd AT NATIONALS ***

BLADES WIN Triple Crown Tournament

 



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Triple Crown Champions

Blades Win AAU Presidents Tournament

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2005 PRESIDENT DAY CHAMPIONS
The Blades won the President Day Tournament this weekend to open the 2005 spring season. The boys all played stellar this weekend out scoring their opponents 63-15. Prior to the championship game the difference was a staggering 54-7. The Blades run ruled all of their opponents with the exception of the Bomb Squad in the Championship game. Pitching and defense were again borderline flawless capped off by an incredible pitching trio of Payne, Prieto and Knapp in the Championship game. The boys left all on the field as they again showed why they are now still the team to beat!

Blades receive an Award at the AAU Banquet

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SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The Tampa Blades received the Wilson 2004 Special Achievement Award this year at the AAU awards banquet. The team was honored for having the only totally undefeated season including the AAU Fall Classic State Tournament. There would be no way to reach a level such as this without complete dedication by everyone involved especially our incredible group of parents. Lets see if we can live up to this standard we have set in the spring season. Congratulations to everyone,

2004 AAU State Champs
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BLADES WIN AAU State Tournament

Click on the team picture to connect to Student Sports Magazine and check out the article about the Blades victory under the baseball catagory!

Thats right the TAMPA BLADES claim their second STATE TITLE of the season by winning the AAU Fall Classic. The Blades cut through the competition with a 6-0 record and recorded 2 shut outs. Highlights as follows.

BATTING

Knapp and Willis both logged 7 RBI's while McCloud and Ramsay both crossed the plate 8 times.

PITCHING

The pitching was outstanding with Prieto 9 innings, Knapp 10 innings, Payne 9 innings, Ramsay 6 innings and Padgett 1 inning shutting down all their opponents with the help of their flawless defense. Prieto once again pitched an incredible Championship game lulling the Blackwolves to sleep painting the corners of the plate. GREAT PITCHING WINS TOURNAMENTS!



USSSA CHAMPS
Blades win USSSA State Championship

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PRIETO
The Blades beat the Central Florida Bomb Squad in the Championship game 2-1 in a nail bitting defensive battle. All the scoring took place in the 5th and 6th innings as the two teams could not get anything going otherwise due to superb pitching (Sean Prieto vs. A.J. Cole)and defense from both teams. This is the kind of baseball you like to be a part of, with great sportsmanship on both sides as the the two squads battled for the title. The end of this outing had the Blades on top after Alex Bacon hit a gut wrenching 2 out single after the Bomb Squad had intentionally walked James Ramsay (2 for 2 in the game)to load the bases to get to him. The drama was set up by a lead off single by Zach Payne, two sacrifice bunts by Matt Ferianc and Dylan Esche and a timely walk by Jake Carlton. The defense shined with flawless grandeur clinching the title from the defending champions. I do not know how anyone could have done anything better or tried any harder on either side of the diamond. Great job Sean Prieto we are PROUD of you!

BLADES take 3rd at the AAU National Tournament

The Blades took 3rd place in the AAU Winter National Tournament of Champions. The team finished out 2004 with a 3rd place victory making their overall AAU fall record including AAU Tournaments to be 26 & 1. The boys need to be congratulated on an incredible run of 26 consecutive wins! Unfortunately all winning steaks end with a loss. Nothing left to do but try and top that in the Spring of 2005. Great job boys I could not be prouder of all of you!

DONATE TO THE TEAM ONLINE!!!

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The Tampa Blades now can accept donations by credit cards via the internet! This a great way for parents, grandparents and friends to help out with the cause. Just click on the donate now button on the menu to the left. This is great way for everyone to get involved at any level.

BLADES finish fall AAU regular season UNDEFEATED

The Blades finished the AAU regular season this fall undefeated and ranked number one in the State rankings! This season has been outstanding as the players adjusted to the big field like true players. I started the season with the prediction of "best ever" and the boys made it come true. I look forward to the upcoming tournaments with great anticipation. The players skills and endurance will be tested hard as we will enter this conflicts with the bulls eye square on our chests. Time to cowboy up!

BLADES WIN IBC WORLD SERIES!!!

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The Tampa Blades win the IBC World Series in Clearwater Florida!



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